Emily Slaughterbeck, BSN, RN
Emily was raised in Chapel Hill and attended NC State. She pursued a career in nursing after realizing that her calling was maternal-child health, not managing a restaurant! She received her ADN/RN from Wake Technical Community College in 2013 and her BSN from Winston-Salem State University in 2018. Emily joined the WBWC Clinic Nursing staff in March 2015 and has been cross trained to do home visits and assist at births. Emily now lives in Holly Springs, NC with her husband, four children and puppy. Three of her children were born at WBWC, which inspired her to support other women who desire care from our birth center community. She loves to spend time baking and cooking for her family, watching movies and traveling.
Nancy Albrecht, RN, BSN, IBCLC
Nancy started as the clinic nurse in April 2006. She was born and raised in the Midwest, but has made North Carolina home since 1987. Nursing is her fourth (and final?) career after stints as a counselor, daycare provider and childbirth educator. She is also a Certified Lactation Consultant and was involved with La Leche League as a member and leader for 15 years. Mothering and grandmothering is still her foremost role, however; her four daughters and two grandchildren continue to amuse and amaze her daily. “Working at WBWC feels like being at home,” says Nancy. Maureen attended the birth of her youngest daughter, Johanna, and her grandchildren were caught by the midwives of WBWC. Nancy lives in Raleigh with her husband. She also enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with friends and family. You may see Nancy assisting in the clinic at any time, but you are most likely to hear her voice on the phone. She is always available to answer your questions.
Emily Doggett, MA, BSN, RN
Elizabeth was born and raised in rural NC, and moved around the US and southern Africa throughout early adulthood. While pursuing an MA in Women’s Studies and Public Policy in Albany, NY, she was first exposed to the discipline of midwifery through a community group of advocates for physiological birth. Though she was immediately drawn to this practical application of seeking justice through women’s empowerment and bodily autonomy, it took her several years to leave her job in global public health and go to nursing school. She graduated from UNC’s ABSN program in 2017 and worked in a surgical gynecology practice at Duke before becoming the clinic triage nurse at the WBWC in 2018. She lives in Durham with her spouse and four incredible kids ages 3-14. Though she tried for a home birth and a birth center birth, she is grateful to be able to speak to the experience of safely transferring to the hospital when it was necessary, and being supported by loving midwives the whole way. In her rare free time she enjoys travel, hiking, swimming, and cooking for friends.
Emma McCook, BSN, RN
Emma is a third generation Chapel Hill native with formative roots in the historic Pine Knolls Neighborhood. Over the past five years, she has enjoyed and been honored by the privilege of observing, listening, witnessing, assisting, and empowering women throughout their birth journeys. Beginning as a birth doula in 2012 for a teen mother-to-be program through the YWCA of Greensboro, NC, Emma’s passion developed for the importance of unconditional support that all women deserve in this vulnerable and transformative time of life. This experience propelled her to the nursing field of labor and delivery. She received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Winston-Salem State University in 2015 and went on to cultivate her labor and delivery nursing experience with both high and low risk pregnant people at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA, and New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC.
Emma feels honored to come full circle – back to her roots of Chapel Hill – to join such a mindful group of women at WBWC. Emma is passionately dedicated to helping people of all backgrounds find strength in their birth process and commune with a sense of empowerment and confidence in their abilities to birth the babies that their bodies have taken such good care to grow and nurture.
You may see Emma out and about Chapel Hill enjoying time with her two beloved dogs, or sharing joyful moments with her sister and WBWC-born nephew.
Jennifer Mohamed, BSN, RN
Jennifer was born in Durham and has had the pleasure of living all around the beautiful state of North Carolina. She obtained her Nursing degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. After delivering her first son in the Peach Room, Jennifer knew she would ultimately want to work at the Women’s Birth & Wellness Center helping other families bring their babies into the world in such a wonderful atmosphere. Four years later, after her second Peach Room birth, Jennifer decided to make the move, leaving the Special Care Nursery and coming aboard the WBWC team as a Labor and Delivery Nurse. In her free time Jennifer enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and boys, reading, and enjoying coffee.
Missy Swanson, BSN, RN
Missy was born in Massachusetts and grew up in Winston-Salem, NC. She earned a BA in European History and Literature from Boston University. During that time, she traveled abroad to Italy, where she met husband, Andy, then a paratrooper in the Army. At Boston University, Missy’s discovered an interest in women’s health and midwifery while researching nineteenth-century health practices and midwives. After returning to North Carolina, Missy decided to pursue her passion first-hand and earned her BSN from Duke University in 2006. She started her nursing career as a postpartum nurse at Alamance Regional Hospital, taking care of new moms, their babies and premature newborns in the Special Care Nursery. Missy is a mother of four and three of those babies were born in the Peach Room at the Birth Center. Shortly after the birth of her first child in 2008, Missy began working as a labor and delivery nurse at WBWC. In her free time, she enjoys reading, photography, having adventures with her wild children and getting to know the area of Carrboro where she lives.